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Mud, Blood and Poppycock
- Britain and the Great War
- Lu par : Roger Davis
- Durée : 18 h et 1 min
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The true story of how Britain won the First World War.
The popular view of the First World War remains that of Blackadder: incompetent generals sending brave soldiers to their deaths.
Alan Clark quoted a German general's remark that the British soldiers were 'lions led by donkeys'. But he made it up.
Indeed, many established 'facts' about 1914-18 turn out to be myths woven in the 1960s by young historians on the make.
Gordon Corrigan's brilliant, witty history reveals how out of touch we have become with the soldiers of 1914-18. They simply would not recognise the way their generation is depicted on TV or in Pat Barker's novels. Laced with dry humour, this will overturn everything you thought you knew about Britain and the First World War.
Gordon Corrigan reveals how the British embraced technology and developed the weapons and tactics to break through the enemy trenches.
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Counter-Punch To Revisionist WWI History
Finally, another historian can be added to the tally of the anti-woke in the brilliant Gordon Corrigan. Going into this book I had no idea that it would be refuting all the claims of outrage that come from most present day historians, and other said writers in regards to the British in WWI. And not only is he hilarious with his dry British wit, he pulls no punches. Never does Corrigan discount the horrors of World War I and war in general. Naturally most people know that there were huge blunders in WWI, and this is irrefutable. But unlike most, he puts it in the perspective of to err is human. But the mass hysteria that surrounds the war has been put into proper perspective with this work. What a breath of fresh air.
As Corrigan says, "Because everybody thinks something, that doesn't mean that they are necessarily right." And that's all. And thanks goes to Roger Davis for adding an extra punch to his glorious wit and incite.
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